Seems they're trying to keep the cost in line with a regular brick and mortar institution. That and many of the mentors are "name" talent, which always demands higher premiums. I agree, it is too bad, because it looks to be a pretty good online course.
HEY! Lets start our own online school! This forum's got enough talent running around it to do classes? Mike, Kurt, nows your chance to branch beyond tutorial based training. The demand is there and the supply is low.
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